30 Apr '16, 8am

Experts advise PM to drop India's 'NO FIRST USE' nuke policy

Experts advise PM to drop India's 'NO FIRST USE' nuke policy

In the wake of emerging nuclear threats from China and Pakistan, strategic experts have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review and articulate the country's nuclear doctrine in greater detail. The panel of experts, notably including former deputy national security advisor, ambassador Satish Chandra; director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, Lt Gen BS Nagal, pointed out that a change in strategic environment brought about by the technological advancements and the geopolitical shifts regionally as well as globally have necessitated to review the doctrine, put in place in January 2003 -- over four and a half years after the May 1998 tests. The main feature of the doctrine is "A No First Use Posture", wherein nuclear weapons will be used only "in retaliation against a nuclear attack on Indian territory or on Indian forces anywhere. It also calls for building and maintain...

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